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Encyclopedia > Suspensory ligament of the penis
Suspensory ligament of the penis
Latin l. suspensorium penis
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493206

In males, the suspensory ligament of the penis is attached to the pubic symphysis, which holds the penis close to the pubic bone and supports it when erect. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... The pubic symphysis is the midline cartilaginous joint uniting the superior rami of the left and right pubic bones (pubis). ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ... A penis in fully erected state. ...


Surgically cutting this ligament allows more of the penis to hang outside the body, thereby increasing its length. Thus unsupported, it tends to point downwards when erect, and may wobble undesirably.

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External links

  • The Mayo Clinic -- Penis enlargement: Fulfillment or fallacy?

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The penis (plural penises or penes) or phallus is the external male copulatory organ, and, in mammals, the external male organ of urination.
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Although the average erect penis points approximately horizontally, it is common and normal for an erect penis to have a wide range of vertical angles, from nearly vertically upward to nearly vertically downward, depending on the tension of the suspensory ligament which holds it in position when erect.
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